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1 A group of jellyfish is known as a “smack.”

2 Christopher Columbus’s fee for “discovering” America: about $300.

3 Washington, D.C., has more psychiatrists per capita than any other city in the country.

4 One in ten children sleepwalk.

5 What does an algologist study? Seaweed.

6 Laid end to end, the blood vessels in your body would wrap around the equator three times.

7 Camel rule of thumb: One-humped camels run faster than two-humped camels.

8 A misodoctakleidist is someone who hates practicing the piano.

9 Odds of winning if you challenge a traffic ticket in court: about 1 in 3.

10 The first thing Thomas Edison filmed with his movie camera was a person sneezing.

11 You can sweat as much as 3 gallons of water a day in a hot climate.

12 Your fingernails are made from the same substance as a bird’s beak.

13 Coconut shells can absorb more impact than most crash helmets.

14 One in every 5 potatoes grown in the U.S. ends up as french fries.

15 A runner consumes about 7 quarts of oxygen while running a 100 yard dash.

16 Bagpipes were invented in Iran and brought to Scotland by the Romans.

17 Hardest substance in your body: the enamel in your teeth.

18 Armadillos can catch malaria.

19 Aspirin has never been approved by the FDA. It has never been rejected, either.

20 In her entire life, Queen Berengaria of England never once visited England.

21 Odds that you will become famous enough to merit mention in a history book: 1 in 6 million.

22 Your big toes have only two bones each. The rest of your toes have three.

23 Elvis owned $60,000 worth of prescription sunglasses when he died.

24 According to a German doctor who weighed patients at the moment of death…the human soul weighs ¾ of an ounce.

25 The Pentagon uses up 666 rolls of toilet paper on an average day.

26 On average, your left hand does 56% of your typing.

27 On an average night, it take an average person seven minutes to fall asleep.

28 Average speed of a golf ball in flight during the PGA tour: 160 mph.

29 Even if baboons wanted to, they couldn’t play baseball. They can’t throw overhand.

30 In Tucson, Arizona, potholes are officially known as “pavement deficiencies.”

31 Worldwide, an estimated 85% of all phone calls are conducted in the English language.

32 More than 1,000 people belong to the Society of Jim Smiths… and all of them are named Jim Smith.

33 The youngest first lady: Frances Cleveland, age 21.

34 The saguaro cactus does not grow its first arm until its at least 75 years old.

35 Q - What color is a purple finch? A - Crimson.

36 It’s impossible to snore in the weightlessness of space.

37 It takes around 200,000 frowns to create a permanent brow line.

38 Chief, the U.S. Cavalry’s last horse, died in 1968. He was 36.

39 Chickens are the only birds that have combs.

40 Moscow is closer to Washington, D.C., than Honolulu is.

41 Average annual income in the U.S. at the start of WWII: $1,070.

42 Short people have fewer back problems than tall people do.

43 At Old English weddings, guests threw shoes at the groom.

44 Clams can live as long as 150 years.

45 Can you flare your nostrils? Only 30% of humans can.

46 Longest word in Japanese: Chi-n-chi-ku-ri-n. It means “very short person.”

47 The world’s most popular car color is red.

48 Brain food: You can think 625 thoughts on the caloric energy of one Cheerio.

49 Poll results: Baby boomers now say that “old age” begins at 79.

50 It’s estimated that 75% of all U.S. dollars contain traces of cocaine.

51 The fingerprints of humans and koalas are virtually identical.

52 In her films, Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.

53 It’s estimated you’ll eat some 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.

54 The first cereal to come in boxes? Shredded Wheat.

55 Who’s won the most Oscars? Walt Disney

56 The most performed rock song in history: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”

57 Most types of lipstick contain fish scales as an ingredient.

58 Among other things, ancient Egyptian embalmers preserved mummies with cinnamon.

59 The right whale’s eyeball is about as big as an orange.

60 Albert Einstein couldn’t read until the age of 9.

61 Only pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.

62 There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.

63 Flush away! The average toilet will last about 50 years before having to be replaced.

64 Research reports: An average 4 year old child asks 437 questions a day.

65 No surprise: People laugh least in the first hour after waking up in the morning.

66 A bee can smell an apple tree that’s 2 miles away.

67 A brown bear can run faster than a horse at full gallop.

68 In the 1880s waterskiing was known as “plankgliding.”

69 J, the youngest letter in the English alphabet, was not added until the 1600s.

70 Florida’s Disneyworld is larger than the entire city of Buffalo, New York.

71 About 75% of all the gold mined each year is made into jewelry.

72 Average number of days each year when no major league sports are played: 5.

73 Baby pigs can be housebroken in as few as three days.

74 Why are boxing rings called rings? Because they used to be round.

75 Karate was invented in India.

76 Take your weight and divide by 3. That’s how much your legs weigh.

77 233 Dalmatians were used in the filming of the movie 101 Dalmatians.

78 Cats have two sets of vocal chords: one for purring, one for meowing.

79 Genetically speaking, a guinea pig is more closely related to a cow than it is to a rat.

80 Quick fact: 20% of drivers get 80% of the traffic tickets.

81 Leading cause of death in Papua, New Guinea: falling out of trees.

82 Humphrey Bogart’s first line as an actor: “Tennis, anyone?”

83 A cremnophobe is someone who is afraid of falling down the stairs.

84 Woodrow Wilson was the last president to type all his own letters.

85 69% of cake eaters eat the cake first, then the frosting.

86 The Cambodian language has 72 letters in its alphabet, the most of any language.

87 Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to keep cool during games.

88 60% of pets in Great Britain have some form of health insurance.

89 The Ford Motor Co. earned an average of $2 profit on each Model T it manufactured.

90 Big surprise: About 60% of U.S. kids say they “don’t want to be like their parents.”

91 Aardvarks eventually stop growing… but their teeth never do.

92 Whales can get lice.

93 First meal ever eaten in space: “pureed applesauce.”

94 Roughly $20 million in counterfeit U.S. currency is circulating at any given time.

95 The diesel cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II gets 6 inches to the gallon.

96 The first tennis balls were stuffed with human hair.

97 What’s the longest English word you can type with your left hand? Stewardesses.

98 A snail breathes through its foot.

99 An alligator has a brain the size of your thumb.

100 Women blink nearly twice as much as men.


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